The previously-issued special weather statement has been ended, as a new winter storm warning has been issued for Lloydminster and surrounding communities in the area by Environment Canada.
According to the warning, a moisture laden low pressure system will cross into Alberta from BC late overnight. With this system snow, freezing and ice pellets can be expected as it pushes through central Alberta. The worst conditions can be expected Friday morning. Current indications are that the freezing rain and ice pellets will be south of the Yellowhead highway with heavy snow to the north. Total snowfall amounts will be in the 10 to 15 cm range.
Environment Canada also advised to consider the postponement of non-essential travel until conditions improve, and told residents to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Further alerts and forecasts will be issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ABStorm.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Beaver Co. near Viking and Kinsella
- City of Lloydminster Alb.
- Co. of Minburn near Innisfree Lavoy and Ranfurly
- Co. of Minburn near Minburn and Mannville
- Co. of Two Hills near Myrnam and Derwent
- Co. of Two Hills near Two Hills and Brosseau
- Co. of Vermilion River near Dewberry and Clandonald
- Co. of Vermilion River near Islay and McNabb Sanctuary
- Co. of Vermilion River near Kitscoty and Marwayne
- Co. of Vermilion River near Paradise Valley
- Co. of Vermilion River near Tulliby Lake
- Co. of Vermilion River near Vermilion
- Flagstaff Co. near Alliance and Bellshill Lake
- Flagstaff Co. near Killam and Sedgewick
- Flagstaff Co. near Lougheed and Hardisty
- M.D. of Provost near Czar Metiskow and Cadogan
- M.D. of Provost near Hughenden Amisk and Kessler
- M.D. of Provost near Provost and Hayter
- M.D. of Wainwright near Chauvin Dillberry Lake and Roros
- M.D. of Wainwright near Edgerton and Koroluk Landslide
- M.D. of Wainwright near Irma
- M.D. of Wainwright near Wainwright